The Piney River
Saturday, April 9, 2005
Preregistration: Fill out the Registration Form|
Nelson Co. Recreation Department
Piney River Mini Triathlon
P.O. Box 442
Lovingston, VA 22949
Fee: $15 per person (includes T-Shirt).
NOTE: Payment before March 25, 2005 guarantees you a T-Shirt. After that date remaining T-Shirts will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Triathletes are encouraged to bring water or other non-alcoholic, liquid refreshment.|
Saturday, April 9, 2005||
Run 1.5 miles alongside the beautiful Piney River.
Paddle 3/4 mile on the Piney's Class I - II rapids.
Bike 2.5 miles - 3/4 mile up Old Rose Mill Road alongside the Piney River and 1.75 miles up the Blue Ridge Railway Trail.
The Piney River Mini Triathlon is sponsored by Nelson County Recreation, www.NelsonCounty.com
Registration: 9:30 - 11:00 AM at the race start location.|
Start: Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Lower Parking Lot off Rose Mill Road, 11:30 AM
Finish: Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Park Trail Head on Rt. 151.
Award Ceremony: will begin at 12:45 PM at the trail head.
Camping for the Night
James River State Park has a variety of camping arrangements including primitive camping alongside the river.
See more of Nelson County at www.NelsonCountyVA.org|
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Register for triathlon at the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail lower parking lot off Rose Mill Rd. |
Take your bicycle to the Take-Out.
Take your boat to the Put-In.
Go to the Run Start on Rt. 674.
(see map and directions below).
The race will begin with a mass start of the runners at the Run Start on Rt. 674.
Runners will follow Rt. 674 north, across the Piney River to Rt. 665.
They will turn right onto Rt. 665 and follow it to the Take-Out.
They will then turn around and run back to the Put-In just below the Rt. 674 bridge.
After runners reach the "Put-In" they will exchange with the paddler who will paddle to the Take-Out.
After paddlers reach the "Take-Out" they will exchange with the cyclist who will ride up Rt. 665 to Rt. 674.
Cyclists will then turn left onto Rt. 674 and follow it to the Blue Ridge Railway Trail.
They will turn right onto the trail and ride it to the finish line at the trail head.
Note: The race course is probably not suitable for racing and road bikes. Mountain Bikes, Comfort Bikes and even Cross (Hybrid) Bikes should have no difficulties.
(Athlone Lane bears left at a fork & becomes Rose Mill Rd)